Alt Chat Wednesday: The In's And Out's of Working with Brands


By: Kelly Smith; Photos by Brooke Dennis and Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit

Working with brands can propel a standard blog into a full-time business and successful career. But getting started and knowing who to approach can be very intimidating and quite overwhelming.

Let’s chat about the in's and out's of working with brands. Join us Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT on Twitter. We’ll discuss how to approach brands, what skills equate to a successful partnership, what brands look for, and more.

New to Twitter chats? You can find all the details on how to participate in a live Twitter chat here.

Seven Steps to Get Started Working with Brands:

  1. Start with an open mind.

  2. Have confidence in what you have to offer.

  3. Get noticed the right way.

  4. Look irresistible to brands.

  5. Be sure to communicate your goals.

  6. Take advantage of exposure and engagement.

  7. Follow up and offer more.

Have an Idea for a Future Alt Chat?

Got a topic you’d like to see covered in a future Alt Chat? Comment below or send Eden an email.

Curious how members of the Alt community are pitching brands? What types of projects they're working on with brands and other creatives? Make plans to join Wednesday, August 26 9AM PDT/12PM EDT on Twitter as we discuss Workspace Organization and Decluttering sponsored by Easy Closets.

Currently in the queue we have Newsletters: Building Your Subscriber List; Is Doing It All the New Having It All: A Tale of Balance and Time Management; Intentional Content: Using an Editorial Calendar to Set Expectations; The Art of the Pitch and Media Kits; Community: Building Online and Offline.